It's never too late: An overview of e-learning

Neil Cowie, Keiko Sakui

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The two authors observed lessons and interviewed teachers who are experts in e-learning in four different countries (Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom) in order to gain an overview of current e-learning practices in the teaching of foreign languages at university level. An analysis of lesson observations and interview transcriptions reveals a number of common trends and issues across institutions and contexts including the types of e-learning tools employed, teaching approaches, and levels of institutional support. A number of recommendations for teachers wishing to embrace e-learning are made, especially for those teachers who are, like the authors, relatively non-technical in their outlook.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-467
Number of pages9
JournalELT Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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